October 27, 2016

 The Matènwa Community School is using your donations to turn the hurricane disaster into an opportunity to show our neighbors how to use the ever mounting trash of plastic bottles to rebuild  their walls. This technique is successfully being used in many countries as...

October 16, 2016

Mèsiyis is a bit beside himself after the hurricane. Quietly distressed, he starts talking about himself in third person. As an elderly man, there is no work for him to acquire the money it would take to buy some cement to add to his mix of limestone and rocks. 

I know...

October 12, 2016

The neighbors around the Matènwa Community School do not have much. And now they have even less. The nation that liberated themselves from slavery, this great black nation, continues to suffer because of the history of greed and colonization. Did you know that Haiti ha...

October 11, 2016

I am proud to share that LKM opened its doors today,, giving their students a sense of normalcy today. They also had a meeting with several of the other school directors from our 40 school network on Lagonav. Already our partners at Beyond Borders have started to fund...

October 9, 2016

As one walks around Matènwa they feel the wind has settled, the land is a bit drier, but the aftermath is starting to sink in. Cement block homes are standing tall on this somewhat overcast day, while those of rock and limestone remain stripped open. And their owners l...

October 7, 2016

Home 2. You may be connected to this woman, even if you never met her.
If you wear a beautiful silk scarf from Matènwa,  Kenya may be the artist who painted it.
Kenya is one of many mothers now trying to clean up with a chin up after the storm. She and her family will...

October 5, 2016

On Wednesday, October 5th, LKM's Komite Ijans (Emergency Committee) staff brought some comfort to families after a night of unrelenting winds and rain that killed many of their animals, all of their crops, and beat their walls of shelter till they cracked and fell. The...

October 5, 2016

Assessing the damage. Matènwa Home 1. Joudin 

The winds are still whipping through people’s homes. Here is a video of Joudin and the damage done to his home. He says that the storm really hit him hard. He is 77. Several years ago he had to move into the only room in his...

October 5, 2016

The winds are ripping through Matènwa.  Abner Sauveur, Director of the Matènwa Community Learning Center, has called to report that many homes in our mountain top community have fallen apart and their tin roofs are flying off.  Abner says they have never experienced su...

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